Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  Right now, it's easy to assume that Caleb Swanigan is Michigan State's for the taking. On most fronts, everyone but the Spartans are considered filler suitors when it comes to courting the 6'8", 265-pound power forward/center out of Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Homestead. However, while there may be a little something to that notion, it's not necessarily something worth taking to the bank.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  If Saturday night was any indication, Gary Harris will settle into the NBA just fine. OK, it's just summer league, but still. The former Michigan State guard scored a game-high 33 points on 10-for-17 shooting in the Denver Nuggets' 110-82 win against the Toronto Raptors in Las Vegas.
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Football mlive.com —  "He's one of those guys who now has the pilot light on inside, and with more experience, that confidence will bode well,” Whitfield told NFL.com. “The most dangerous thing you can have in a quarterback is confidence, and that guy has it."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Travis Trice saw the potential while home in Ohio for a workout a couple summers ago. Upon returning to Michigan State, he urged Tom Izzo and staff to take a look at the player he thought could make an impact for the Spartans. “I said ‘Coach, I don’t know who we’re recruiting or who we’ve got on our list, but we’ve got to go get this guy,’ ” Trice said.
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Misc. msuspartans.com —  Michigan State University will induct six members into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday, Sept. 18, as part of the "Celebrate 2014" weekend. The Class of 2014 includes: Flozell Adams (football), Greg Johnson (wrestling), Carl "Buck" Nystrom (football), Sue Selke (tennis), Kathy Strahan (softball/basketball) and Dave Thor (gymnastics).
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Football theonlycolors.com —  The quality of MSU's home games in past seasons has varied significantly; from last year (what would've been the second best home game after Michigan? Minnesota or Indiana?) to two years ago (Notre Dame, Nebraska, and Ohio State - all losses. This concludes our discussion of the 2012 season). The 2014 MSU home games look to be either really, really, awesome, or generic filler. Here's how we rank the games in attractiveness, divided into tiers.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State first-round draft picks Gary Harris and Adreian Payne are off and running in the Las Vegas portion of the NBA Summer League, while Keith Appling still awaits his first minutes of action.
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Football isportsweb.com —  This year there is no doubt that it is Connor Cook’s team from the start. The only thing to be decided in fall camp is who will be the number two quarterback behind Cook and how the Spartans will use Damion Terry. Here is a breakdown of what each brings to the table:
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Football espn.go.com —  The Spartans had six receivers or tight ends finish with 17 or more receptions and six players with multiple touchdown receptions in 2013. Five of those players are back as only wide receiver Bennie Fowler, MSU's leader in receiving yards (622) and receiving touchdowns (6), departs. Tony Lippett and Macgarrett Kings lead the group after combining for 87 receptions last year. Aaron Burbridge and Keith Mumphery also return along with tight end Josiah Price, who emerged late last fall. DeAnthony Arnett finally could be ready to contribute. Good depth here.
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Football spartannation.com —  In order to meet the criteria set forth by Allstate and the AFCA, each player must be actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing. Discuss »
Men's Soccer spreaker.com —  Jack and Joe Rexrode talk soccer with goalkeeper with league champion Lansing United and MSU junior standout, Zach Bennett.


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Football spreaker.com —  Jack talks with four-star running back from Hubbard High in Northeast Ohio, one of the top-rated players in the state, L.J. Scott, MSU's newest verbal commitment for 2015.


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Football isportsweb.com —  The preseason accolades continue to roll in for Michigan State junior Shilique Calhoun. Calhoun, the 2013 B1G Defensive Lineman of the Year, has already been named to the preseason watch lists for both the Nagurski and Bednarik awards, which are given to the top defensive player in the country. Now Calhoun has been named to the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, given to the top defensive lineman/linebacker in the country. The Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List is made up of 123 players from 73 different schools who earned a spot on the list by being named All-Americans, being named to All-Conference teams or receiving 2014 preseason honors.
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Football si.com —  The only thing better than an intersectional game between preseason top-10 teams is a contrast of polar opposite styles. Heisman Trophy-contending quarterback Marcus Mariota and the Ducks' blur offense will face off with coordinator Pat Narduzzi's perennially stingy defense, which ranked No. 1 nationally following last season's Rose Bowl triumph. Meanwhile, underrated Spartans quarterback Connor Cook could provide a nice litmus test for an Oregon defense that loses longtime coordinator Nick Aliotti but returns All-America cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olumu.
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Football mlive.com —  Former Michigan State lineman Noah Jones said he's ready to build on his season with the Spartans after transferring to Pearl River (Miss.) junior college in June. "It was a tough to leave Michigan State, because of my relationships with the players and the coaches, but it was a decision I had to make,'' said Jones, who redshirted last season after signing with the Spartans in 2013 out of Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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